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Old 06-20-24, 12:46 PM
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No ****. Though I realize it's not an overnight deal, it still makes me sad.
At least for my latitude, sunset doesn't start becoming earlier until the 29th. And then another month after that until I will likely notice it getting darker earlier.
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Old 06-20-24, 12:51 PM
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I rode over to the coast last Saturday, forgetting that the Pescadero Road Race was going on.

The photographer on the Haskin's Hill climb probably thought I was in the race.



Smiling -- sort of.
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Old 06-20-24, 01:07 PM
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Bet you're glad Alberto didn't hit ya!
Yes I am. We have 7 meters of topsoil on order though, that needs dry weather to deliver, and there is rain in the forecast for the foreseeable future.
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Old 06-20-24, 01:08 PM
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Perhaps Bah Humbug could be sought out for dating advice.
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After a week of rain and some bike upgrades
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Old 06-20-24, 01:11 PM
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Perhaps Bah Humbug could be sought out for dating advice.
Or tap into the Phillipine mail order market.
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woohoo. shortest day today. let the light return. going to do an organised fun ride after work. Last year there were about a hundred and the top speed was all of 20kmh. It's forecast to be fine so should be another good turnout.
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Old 06-20-24, 02:24 PM
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Perhaps Bah Humbug could be sought out for dating advice.
I think Hummer is on hiatus. Anyone know??
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Old 06-20-24, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Also Velo Vol FWIW I've been less bullish (and probably am in general) than BillyD and Mojo31 with respect to my romancing. A couple of my relationships have started with a friend introducing us, that always helps. With Liz, she was a co-worker so I would just be opportunistic and go to events and things outside of work when I knew she was going. You got to at least talk to them, though.
Oh definitely, an introduction is the best way to meet a girl. One of my greatest loves I met during summer break via an introduction from my college roommates. Yet another, my first wife, I met on the NYC subway heading downtown to work by walking over and sitting next to her, starting out with a simple "Good Morning" and seeing what kind of smile I got. My current wife I met through the Match dating service . . . you just sort through until you find one worth dating a second time. I wasn't planning to meet a keeper, but she was so impressive I couldn't toss her back.

There's all kinds of ways to meet people, just as long as they don't pull out a knife and stab you you're ahead of the game.
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Old 06-20-24, 03:28 PM
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Oh definitely, an introduction is the best way to meet a girl. One of my greatest loves I met during summer break via an introduction from my college roommates. Yet another, my first wife, I met on the NYC subway heading downtown to work by walking over and sitting next to her, starting out with a simple "Good Morning" and seeing what kind of smile I got. My current wife I met through the Match dating service . . . you just sort through until you find one worth dating a second time. I wasn't planning to meet a keeper, but she was so impressive I couldn't toss her back.

There's all kinds of ways to meet people, just as long as they don't pull out a knife and stab you you're ahead of the game.
My wife is the product of a blind date arrangement.

We were "set up" by one of my neighbors, whose wife worked with my now wife. We went out two or three times, but weren't connecting so I quit asking.

The neighbor and his wife kept trying to get us back together. A year and a half later they talked us both into having dinner at their house. I went because I did not have anything else to do that evening, but I very explicitly told them that I had no interest in dating her. Walked into the house after drinking all day at the golf course, and dayum she looked fine.

The neighbors started fighting with each other through their dogs, and we decided to leave together. The rest is history.

Both of the neighbors were in our wedding. The irony is that their divorce became final the day before our wedding.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
My wife is the product of a blind date arrangement.

We were "set up" by one of my neighbors, whose wife worked with my now wife. We went out two or three times, but weren't connecting so I quit asking.

The neighbor and his wife kept trying to get us back together. A year and a half later they talked us both into having dinner at their house. I went because I did not have anything else to do that evening, but I very explicitly told them that I had no interest in dating her. Walked into the house after drinking all day at the golf course, and dayum she looked fine.

The neighbors started fighting with each other through their dogs, and we decided to leave together. The rest is history.

Both of the neighbors were in our wedding. The irony is that their divorce became final the day before our wedding.
Fighting with each other through their dogs….
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Told her to enjoy the sunshine while she can - as the solstice approaches we soon begin the slow but inevitable descent into winter madness.
Now you've depressed me as well.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
My wife is the product of a blind date arrangement.

We were "set up" by one of my neighbors, whose wife worked with my now wife. We went out two or three times, but weren't connecting so I quit asking.

The neighbor and his wife kept trying to get us back together. A year and a half later they talked us both into having dinner at their house. I went because I did not have anything else to do that evening, but I very explicitly told them that I had no interest in dating her. Walked into the house after drinking all day at the golf course, and dayum she looked fine.


So, you're saying not love at first sight?
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It’s another hot/humid day with current dew point 70F. Time to ride! I wonder why none of my friends want to join me?
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It rained during the night and is raining now, with rain forecast throughout the morning, so the extended bike ride will have to be put off for another day. It’s been COVID like this past couple months. Nothing going on due to the heat and drought, followed by nothing going on due to the continual rain. No complaints from here though.
And, beginning today, there is another Alberto forming in the gulf/bay of Campeche. It is expected to follow the same course, moving N/NW, and dumping another week of rain on the peninsula. A good time to get off the computer and be productive. And not fatten up too much.

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Originally Posted by terrymorse
I rode over to the coast last Saturday, forgetting that the Pescadero Road Race was going on.

The photographer on the Haskin's Hill climb probably thought I was in the race.



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Great shot. Aren't you 60+? You should race Pescadero or another climb-y Master's race. You would be at the pointy end for sure.
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Ironically titled Scofield track as I prepare for a morning MTB jaunt

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Ride completed. No problem other than drenched with non-functional sweat because hot/humid. Current Dew Point is 73, that’s moist! Luckily it was not too hot and most of route was shaded.
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No problem other than drenched with non-functional sweat because hot/humid.
???
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
???
When it gets this humid our sweat does not evaporate well.
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Originally Posted by datlas
When it gets this humid our sweat does not evaporate well.
Ah.

Seems like your last post disappeared?

Not an expert (why let that stop me?), but I'd say unless you can negotiate an easement with the neighbour, you might have to spend a fair amount arguing for court-ordered access, which is probably being reflected in the price.
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reeeeeal clean on the MTB this morning. like, real smooth. it feels good to flow over technical terrain without much (if any) jarring parts
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Originally Posted by abshipp
- as the solstice approaches we soon begin the slow but inevitable descent into winter madness wonderfulness.
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